Cinestudio Hosts Fourth Annual Reel Youth Hartford Film Festival on April 23

Students from Local Middle Schools and High Schools Participate

​Hartford, Connecticut, April 22, 2016 –

What: The Reel Youth Hartford Film Festival (RYHFF) is an opportunity for local middle school and high school students to showcase their films at Cinestudio on the Trinity College campus. Following the event, a DJ-ed reception will take place in Mather Hall featuring refreshments, a photo booth, raffle prizes, and an awards ceremony. The film festival is free and open to the public.

When: Saturday, April 23, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Cinestudio, Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106. For directions and a map of the Trinity College campus, please click here.     


The Reel Youth Hartford Film Festival allows local middle and high school students to tell their own personal story or a story about the city they live in through video.

The filmmakers come from Sport and Medical Sciences Academy, the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, the Journalism & Media Magnet Academy, South Windsor Public Schools, Watkinson School, Timothy Edwards Middle School, Trinity Boys & Girls Club, the Classical Magnet School, GEMS, Northwest Boys & Girls Club, and the University High School of Science and Engineering.

Prize categories include the Grand Jury prize, “Hartford Awesome,” Audience Choice, Social Justice, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Performance. The Social Justice Award theme this year is nonviolence, and the award is sponsored by the CT Center for Nonviolence.

For more information about the Reel Youth Hartford Film Festival, click here.